Friday, November 29, 2013

After Thanksgiving

The day after turkey day, us girls decided to go shopping later in the morning as to avoid the huge crowds. The guys went to Top Golf. At the end of the day, we got a fire going and roasted marshmallows and made s'mores. This was our last night with Jyl and Tom's family since they were leaving in the morning.

Our shopping bags

Let's gather round the campfire

Roasted marshmallow perfection!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving: The Food

After everyone showered from the morning activities, the food preparations began. We had two turkeys this year, one was baked in the oven and we fried one. We had planned on frying one when we found out we were having company and little to our knowledge did we know Tom always wanted a fried turkey, so he got his wish! While Dale was frying the turkey, Jyl's girls really wanted to swim, normally we would heat up the pool, but our heater was broken on it. I finally told Jyl to let them go, they won't stay in it long since it was cold! The girls put their swim suits on and stuck their feet in it for a little while, but no one went completely in.
Both turkeys turned out really good and there was plenty of food for everyone and then some!
It was really fun to have family visit for Thanksgiving!!
Dale injecting the turkey with creole flavoring

The turkey is frying

The master turkey fryer

It's not cold... as their teeth chatter

Should I get in???

It's a turkey!

The "Adult" table

The "kids" table

I ate it all!!

Brittney put her big sweats on!!

Cheers to you Makenzie!


Thanksgiving: Turkey Dash and Turkey Bowl

The girls and I got up early to run our Annual Turkey Dash 5K. It was a cold morning, at least for us. Makenzie tried to run, but ended up walking most of it since her ankle still isn't healed, and I'm sure that walk didn't help the healing process either. Meanwhile, Matthew, Jacob and Tom headed over to the Jr High football  filed for the  Annual Ward Turkey Bowl. after our race the girls and I headed over to the field, but the game was just ending. Dale decided to skip it this year so he wouldn't be sore.

32 is unseasonably cool for here!

Pre-race stretch 

Before race selfies 

I cant even see the front of the line

And I can't even see the end of the line of people in the race. There were so many people!!

The, "I finished" selfie 

Makenzie's ankle is in pain, but she is still smiling

All finished and ready for some turkey, well, maybe a shower first

Tom, Matthew and Jacob after the Turkey Bowl

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Matthew and Brittney fly in for Thanksgiving

Matthew and Brittney flew into Houston on the 27th. Dale and I picked them up from the airport and then headed to Pappasito's for lunch. Makenzie, Jacob and Jyl and Tom's family meet us there. Dale said he was prepping himself for Thanksgiving.

The girls and I


Jacob and his cousin Evan
After Pappasito's we all headed home. Some of us went to the store to get some last minute things for dinner the next day. that night I made pies with my helper Emmy!

There are a lot of people in the house

No one was in line at Target, so Jyl thought she would be the first, no one said she had to stay.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jacob's team is 11-1

Jacob's team played Spring Woods and he also had cousins there to cheer him on to victory!

Jacob warming up. 

Dale with Evan and Adrian

Jyl and Tom with their girls

Jacob draining a 3

And the Cougars are victorious! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Visitors at Makenzie's game

Makenzie is still out with the ankle, but went to her game and brought a cheering section from Colorado, Jyl and Tom's family came in for Thanksgiving, so she had a cheering section of cousins! Our team was way down, but we made a comeback and won by a point!

The team lines up shortest to tallest for the National Anthem. Look who is the shortest!

The Makenzie fan club